TigerText Signs 30 SMBs to Healthcare Messaging Service

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — May 02, 2012

TigerText, a provider of secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise, marks the launch of its Small and Medium Business ("SMB") sales effort by announcing the addition of 30 new SMB healthcare enterprises in its first quarter of 2012 to its rapidly growing list of clients.

Unlike traditional SMS text messaging, TigerText provides healthcare organizations with its own private and encrypted network which is HIPAA compliant and can be accessed via employees' own smartphones. A sample of TigerText's SMB subscribers include: Hallmark Hospice AZ, HCI Medical Group, Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, Clinicore, Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery, and Dependable Dispatch Service.

As healthcare communication enters the electronic age, the pressure on SMB healthcare enterprises to meet security demands to protect patients' Personal Health Information (PHI) are at a critical juncture. Many SMBs do not have extensive resources and budgets to communicate and protect PHI as large medical networks do yet they still face the same HIPAA regulations and risks to incur costly violations. TigerText offers an affordable HIPAA compliant communication solution for both small practices and large medical networks alike.

"Our SMB effort is a natural extension of our Large Enterprise initiative highlighting how TigerText has the flexibility to scale up or scale down to suit our customers' needs," says Brad Brooks, TigerText co-founder. "TigerText enables the primary care physician to coordinate patient care much more closely with the hospitalist in real-time, as their patients are admitted to the hospital. We believe this greatly improves quality of treatment while saving dollars as follow-up and care communication happens in step with treatment."

"TigerText has not only addressed our communication security issues it has enhanced our workflow, ultimately improving our level of care and treatment to the end user – our patients," says Karen Brimmer, practice administrator at Albany Gastroenterology Consultants.

TigerText has been adopted across practices of several specialties including gastroenterology, urology, cardiology, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities & hospices, rehab centers and family practices. The application is available on any smartphone, tablet or web-enabled Mac or PC, making it ideal for organizations in which nurses may work on desktop PCs, while doctors and others communicate on the go.

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